Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Genetic Analysis (BBGA)
Director: Raymond Gao, PhD
Co-director: Lisa Jordan, MS, PhD
Manager: David Reed, PhD
Please cite P30EY032857 in all publications that make use of the Ohio State University Vision Sciences Research Core Program (OSU-VSRCP). Services are performed at the OSU Vision Sciences Research Core Program under P30EY032857. Services are performed at the OSU Vision Sciences Research Core Program under P30EY032857.
Robust study designs and analyzing ‘-omics’ data
Today’s scientific studies commonly encompasses “-omics” research, from genomics, proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics. Dr. Moroi says lab teams develop assays and create eight to 150 gigabytes of data but may not know how to analyze this volume of data.
The Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Genetic Analysis Core Program provides traditional biostatistics, data analysis and large-scale genomic data mining service in-house for faculty and researchers who need it. The team provides advanced computational analytics and specialized software for such statistical genetics.
DOVS faculty Raymond Gao, PhD, and College of Optometry faculty Lisa Jordan, PhD, MS, lead this core. Dr. Gao brings a strong genetics and analytical background and supervises graduate students who analyze research data. Dr. Jordan is an expert in biostatistics and will assist researchers in experiment design and data analysis.
"As the Core B leadership team helps design studies and interpret findings, they also enhance their own scholarship through teamwork," says Dr. Moroi.
“The intellectual effort and productivity among the core leaders will help our department and others with measuring key outcomes of new grants and publications.”